Toaster Tarts

Toaster Tarts

Though we love Pop-Tarts dearly, even as kids we thought the packaged pastries ought to taste better. Fruiter. Flakier. Fresher. Like these.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
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Pate Brisee

Pate Brisee

Grandmothers tend to know a thing or three about pastry. Flaky, tender, buttery pastry. Witness this world-renowned chef’s recipe from his trusted grand-mère.

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  • 2 H
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Two slices of spiced maple pecan pie in a metal pie plate on a kitchen towel.

Spiced Maple Pecan Pie with Star Anise

Here’s a nifty little trick. Reduce maple syrup until sticky, infuse it with spice, and rely on it to impart its ridiculously intense essence to pecan pie.

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  • 30 M
  • 4 H, 20 M
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Sweet Pastry Dough

Sweet Pastry Dough

This all-butter, no-fuss pastry crust comes together with ease and flakiness thanks to a little well-worded hand-holding that caters to pastry-making virgins.

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  • 15 M
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Two Southern pecan pies in pie plates with a bowl of whipped cream in between them.

Southern Pecan Pie

Though not as sweet as most, this Southern pecan pie is still traditional through and through.

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  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 2
A tarte tatin on a piece of parchment paper resting on a black plate.

Tarte Tatin

A tarte Tatin is nothing more than a tart turned upside down, nothing less than pastry perfection. Its name is French for “caramely apple goodness atop a buttery crust.”

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 8
Lemon Chess Pie

Lemon Chess Pie

This Southern creation is a simple affair. Just eggs, butter, sugar, and, of course, lemon, it’s a pleasantly homey dessert, perfect for any afternoon or occasion.

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  • 55 M
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Milky Way tart--crust and chocolate filling topped with chocolate curls on a baking sheet

Milky Way Tart

Can’t beat this Milky Way tart with a stick. It’s a Flour Bakery specialty, and no wonder: buttery crust, milk chocolate mousse, chocolate curls, and caramel.

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  • 45 M
  • 9 H
  • 8
Pate Sucree |Tart Dough

Pâte Sucrée

This crust recipe from Flour Bakery in Boston is simple to make, buttery beyond belief, and is the perfect pal for rich fillings, as with the Milky Way Tart.

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  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 8
A slice of chocolate peanut butter tart with a cookie crust, peanut butter mousse filing, and a chocolate ganache topping

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Mousse Tart

Bet you’ll never go back to a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup after experiencing this lighter-than-air peanut-butter mousse and knee-weakening chocolate ganache topping.

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  • 35 M
  • 2 H, 50 M
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